Sunday, June 8, 2014

Seeing Faces Everywhere!



(Are you seeing Jesus? No, you're actually looking at a photo of a couple holding their new baby who is wearing a bonnet)

Seeing faces in shapes is an age-old tendency of humans. The technical term is Pareidolia.

(Wikipedia) It is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse.

How does this apply to ghost hunting? I can't tell you how many people seem to see faces in orbs or in trees and walls and windows... 

It is in human nature to either relate things to faces--a reflection of our own reference as humans and the importance of human faces in recognizing our people, but also in words. We often hear our own name spoken when it isn't on EVPs. We identify with our name and anything sounding like a voice, we assume is calling us. Humans are rather egocentric that way. Let's look at some cool examples...



Some people see faces in orbs.
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See a face in this wall?



See a screaming mouth?



I see this old photo of my knees and I see cherub faces with full cheeks, button noses, eyes, and a swath of cherub `fro above...





Perhaps the Jesus shape is the most common, along with Mother Mary. I really hope if Jesus shows himself, it's not in something edible like a burrito or pizza.... 


 Or on a used cloth...



Or on an iron ....





1 comment:

  1. For some reason this post really gave me the creeps.

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